Farrar makes first start for England Under-20s

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Newcastle Falcons' Rob Farrar makes his first start for England Under-20s on Friday as they host Wales Under-20s in Gloucester.

The game is a 7.45pm kick-off at Kingsholm and is being shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Mix and Sky Sports Action.

Farrar made his England Under-20s debut from the bench in their last game against Ireland, with club-mate Will Haydon-Wood also featuring from the bench.

Haydon-Wood is again among the England replacements on Friday, with head coach Alan Dickens saying: “We were frustrated with the defeat to Ireland in round three, but it’s a learning experience for the players and that is a focus for us.

"We have to learn the lessons and respond against Wales, who will no doubt also be tough opponents.

“For me, Kingsholm was one of the best places to come and play and we’re looking forward to being back on home soil in front of knowledgeable fans who will no doubt be vociferous in their support, which makes a huge difference to the players.

“My message to the squad will be to enjoy the experience, learn the lessons from Ireland and put a performance in that they are proud of and that reflects how hard they have worked this week.”

England Under-20s:

15 Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)

14 Gabriel Hamer-Webb (Bath Rugby)

13 Connor Doherty (Sale Sharks, captain)

12 Max Ojomoh (Bath Rugby)

11 Tom Roebuck (Sale Sharks)

10 George Barton (Gloucester Rugby)

9 Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs)

1 Emmanuel Iyogun (Northampton Saints)

2 Theo Dan (Saracens)

3 Cal Ford (Sale Sharks)

4 Hugh Tizard (Harlequins)

5 George Hammond (Harlequins)

6 Rob Farrar (Newcastle Falcons)

7 Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs)

8 Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs)


16 Sam Riley (Harlequins)

17 Sam Crean (Saracens)

18 Harvey Beaton (Saracens)

19 Alex Groves (Bristol Bears)

20 Jack Clement (Gloucester)

21 Jack Van Poortvliet (Leicester Tigers)

22 Will Haydon-Wood (Newcastle Falcons)

23 Josh Gillespie (Northampton Saints)

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